Edin Dzeko Sent Off For Spitting In Referee's Face In 7-1 Defeat To Fiorentina
Roma striker Edin Dzeko will surely have a lengthy ban coming his way after appearing to spit at the referee in the 7-1 thrashing at the hands of Fiorentina tonight.
With the Giallorossi 4-1 down in the Coppa Italia tie, Dzeko was unhappy with a decision and proceeded to spit in his direction in a truly disgusting act. The referee promptly displayed the red card, but Dzeko also appeared to spit a second time shortly after.
Footage of the Bosnian's vile conduct soon surfaced online and it really does not reflect well on the former Manchester City striker.
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Dzeko is the second disgraced player playing in Italy to spit in a game of football this season.
Back in September, Juventus winger Douglas Costa completely lost the plot in the 2-1 win over Sassuolo, elbowing and raising his head to opposition winger Federico Di Francesco right in front of the referee, before spitting in the 24-year old's mouth in a truly shameful act.
With help from VAR, Costa was rightly shown a red card by the referee and later received a four-game ban for his conduct.
But given Dzeko has done it to a match official, his punishment could well be a lot more severe.
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